Corp. Dwight L. Herrick, Company C, 18th NH Infantry, Dec 17, 1864

Letter with ”U.S. Christian Commission” cover and letterhead from Corp. Dwight L. Herrick, Company C, 18th NH Infantry, City Point, VA, to his sister, Angelia Herrick, in Swanzey, NH.

“The US Christian Commission seeks to afford a sure and effective medium of communication between the wounded or sick soldier–whether in the Camp of in Field or General Hospitals — and his home friends . . ”

Note: Dwight had only been in the army just six weeks when he wrote this letter.

Dec 17 [1864]

Source: eBay June 2007

Residence was not listed; 21 years old, when he enlisted on 8/31/1864 as a Private.

On 8/31/1864 he mustered into “C” Co. NH 18th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 6/10/1865. Promotions: Corpl

Other Information: born in Chesterfield, NH.

The Eighteenth New Hampshire Volunteers was attached to Engineer Brigade, Defences of City Point, Va., Army of the Potomac, October 4 to March 19, 1865.

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